A file-hosting service is an internet service that enables users to store and share files over the network. File-hosting services reduce the need for physical data storage, streamline workflows, and improve productivity. These services give users limited storage to upload files, like images, videos, audio, and documents, in a centralized location. Once users upload files on the file-hosting service, they can access them only with the proper authentication. Users need to give access to the file if they want to share it with other users. This is possible due to the HTTP and FTP protocols. HTTP requires login credentials for authentication, while FTP allows sharing users’ files only with those who have specialized software on their computers. It adds a layer of security for personal users’ data, such as login credentials, bank accounts, social security numbers, and financial information. For further convenience, file-hosting services might include additional features like file synchronization across multiple devices, file versioning, collaboration tools, mobile apps, or desktop clients.
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